The Maine Water Assistance Program was a limited-time program to assist Maine residents who may have fallen behind or had difficulty paying their drinking water and wastewater bills. The program provided direct payments to water and sewer utilities on behalf of customers.
If this program becomes available again, income-qualified Maine households who receive their water through public water or wastewater utilities and have an account in their name may be eligible. It covers unpaid bill balances, property liens for water utility non-payment and bills for customers facing a disconnection notice. The program may also provide a credit to eligible households to defray future water costs.